“Merely seeing this mantra purifies 100 eons of negative karma,” says Lama Zopa Rinpoche, adding, “This is said by Buddha in the sutra Pagpa Chu Lung Rolpai Do.”
Called the Pagpa Chu Lung Rolpai Do mantra or the “Just by Seeing” mantra, one is purified by merely seeing it in Tibetan says Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who in the above photo is holding up a copy he has recently written out himself while on retreat in Washington State.
The “Just by Seeing” mantra is spoken OM HANU PHASHA BHARA HE YE SVAHA and is reproduced again here in easier-to-read Tibetan:
Mantras, meaning “mind protection,” are Sanskrit syllables that are usually recited in conjunction with the practice of a particular meditational deity and embody the qualities of the deity with whom they are associated. They bring benefit to all who see, touch, hear, or speak them. Some mantras are so powerful that they are said to be able to benefit others even when no virtuous motivation is present.
The Just by Seeing / Pagpa Chu Lung Rolpai Do mantra is available on the FPMT.org mantras page.
This mantra is also found on the Precious Mantra Hat designed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and available through the Foundation Store.
For advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche about the benefits of particular mantras, or how to engage with mantras to eliminate or reduce obstacles, please visit FPMT.org for Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Online Advice Book.
Caption: Lama Zopa Rinpoche examines the “Just by Seeing” mantra he has written out, Washington, USA, October 2016."